What if you could have a personal robot helper that transforms into a self-balancing scooter?

That’s the appeal of the Segway Robot, an adorable device which first debuted during CES. While it’s clearly a prototype (it doesn’t even have an official name yet), it still has plenty of potential.

Using an Intel RealSense camera embedded above its “face,” the Segway Robot is able to detect depth and traverse environments without bumping into things. At the moment, its capabilities are limited to just following people around on command, but it’s not hard to see how it could be used for teleconferencing or home security.

Imagine a connected helper like Amazon’s Echo that can actually follow you around your house, for example.

Read more: Watch Segway’s personal robot in action

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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